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7 major tech companies accused in anti-poaching lawsuit

Proposed class action accuses Apple, Google and others of conspiring to keep employee compensation low

Breaking news: Someone is suing Apple and Google! This time, however, a few other companies are in the mix. Reports surfaced yesterday that a civil lawsuit against a number of large technology companies over anti-poaching allegations will move forward, although according to a federal judge, the suit may be broken up into several class actions.

Five software engineers claim in In Re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation that Apple Inc., Adobe Systems, Google Inc., Intel Corp., Intuit Inc., Lucasfilm Ltd. and Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar unit conspired to fix employee compensation at low rates by eliminating competition for skilled labor.

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